Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 16-DEC-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Advent 3 – In his letter to the Philippians, Paul encourages his readers to "rejoice always". Rejoicing and happiness are not the same thing, because happiness is an immediate reaction to something while joy comes from gratefulness. When John the Baptist confronted his listeners with dire warnings about their lives and they were asking in despair, "What shall we do, then?", his answer was not to go away into the desert to contemplate; it was to go home, share what they had, be merciful to others, and do justice. And they would be free to inhabit the stuff of their lives, rejoicing in the realisation that all of life is pure gift.
Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 7-18

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